Samsung's flagship smartphone dubbed as the Galaxy S8 may still be a few months away, but talks about it have already begun. With the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and the Galaxy Note 7 having been released, the focus is now on the upcoming next-generation device. Several details of the device, including the possible release date and specifications, have been leaked over the last few weeks.
The South Korean technology giant is very unlikely to talk about the Galaxy S8 at the moment or in the near future, but it is very likely to be launched in February or March next year. The company has a tradition of releasing its Galaxy S devices, be it the Galaxy S5, S6 or S7, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The event is expected to be held next year between Feb. 27 and March 2, so the successor of the Galaxy S7 may come around this time.
According to reports that have surfaced so far, the Galaxy S8 will sport a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with 4K display (806 ppi pixel density) and feature an iris scanner. It is also reported that the device will feature dual-rear camera – a 12MP S5K2L2 sensor and a 13MP sensor made by Sony – at the rear, and an 8MP front-snapper, compared to the 12MP main camera and 5MP front-snapper seen in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7.
There are also speculations doing the rounds that Samsung's next-generation smartphone will come in two variants – one with a 5.1-inch screen and another with a 5.5-inch screen. Both the models are expected to have edge screens.
It may be mentioned that the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,440x2,560 pixels (577 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, a 32/64GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, and a 4GB RAM. It feaures a 12MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.5" sensor size and 1.4 µm pixel size, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.7 aperture and 22mm lens, and a 3,600mAh battery.